The LGBT Pride Flag Isn't About Race and Adding Black and Brown Stripes Doesn't Make It So

The city of Philadelphia's Office of LGBT Affairs recently came out with a new rainbow pride flag that adds black and brown stripes. I am not sure whether this "More Color More Pride" campaign is a cynical publicity stunt or a misguided attempt at inclusion.Here are the three biggest problems with this redesigned flag:1. The pride flag isn't about race.The colors of the original pride flag designed by Gilbert Baker represent the race-neutral themes of "sexuality, life, healing, sun, nature, art, harmony and spirit."2. Adding colors does not make the flag more inclusive.The addition of black and brown colors to the pride flag turns an already-inclusive symbol into a divisive one.  Continue reading...

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